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Our Learning Journey

In RFD this week, we enjoyed showing our Year 5 buddies the EYFS outdoor area. It was lovely to watch the children working together and sharing ideas.

Our focus this week has been understanding how to be a good friend. We read the story Sharing A Shell. You can watch it at home too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL2nJIuB7bI

After we talked about how our classroom is like shell, with lots of sea creatures sharing it. We then practiced our friendship skills during circle time. We started by passing around a hermit crab shell and, when it was our turn, we said something nice about the person next to us. Next, we passed a gentle handshake around the circle and finally passed a smile around. Later in the week, Miss Dennis told us that Hermy the hermit crab was feeling lonely. The children were encouraged to write or draw something kind that would cheer him up. We ended our week of friendship by being introduced to the ‘branch of kindness’ which is now hanging up in our classroom. When children say or do something kind, they will be invited to decorate a leaf to hang on from the branch.

In Phonics this week we have learned j, v, y and w. On Friday, we practiced the letter formation. You can practice at home too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T_EE6PcZbY

Mandarin

This week, the students were engaged in singing Mandarin action songs through rally robin and hands-up pair-up activities. They had a mini concert whereby there was an opportunity to perform these songs to another class. These action songs were introduced as part of the topic on numbers and how these numbers are applied on objects using measure words such as 个ge. Please refer to the attached links for more reinforcement at home.

http://www.youtube.com.sg/watch?v=og-g1Sqht48

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ganmH-D0VFQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJGcOjmE-1w

Physical Education

This week, the children have been learning to turn and increase their speed while changing direction. When collecting an object while moving, they have learned three steps. 1 to turn, 2 to plant the front foot and 3 to turn their feet and run.

In swimming, the children are developing their ability to use rainbow arms and a freestyle leg kick action, whilst some children are improving their water confidence.

Music

In Music this week, your children have learned about the importance of 'call and response' (one vs many) in african music. Not only through singing but also by practising call and response with percussion instruments. Imitating the way in which it is utilized in Chant du Burgam.

Continuing Our Learning Journey at Home

Next week, we will be learning about Deepavali. If you are celebrating Deepavali at home, we’d love to see some photos!

Here are some ideas for you to get involved with at home. As usual, we’d love for you to bring your finished projects into school to share them with your class.

Watch the story of Ramayana:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp59n0So-XE

Colour or paint your own Rangoli pattern. You could draw your own or print one from this website:

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/rangoli-colouring-pages

Cook some traditional Hindu food. This website has lots of sweet and savory recipes. Remember, if you make anything to share at school, to provide the recipe and do not include nuts.

http://www.padhuskitchen.com/2014/10/diwali-recipes-50-easy-diwali-snacks.html

 

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